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Posted on Mar 31, 2018 in Original Article, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Integration of a Web-based Behavioral Health Assessment within a Collaborative Care Setting

Integration of a Web-based Behavioral Health Assessment within a Collaborative Care Setting

Jessica Jeffrey, MD, MBA,1 Maegan Sinclair, MPH,1 Rachel Linonis, MS,1 Alan Semaan,1 Tommy Hsiao,1 William Chiu, MS,1 Mark Grossman, MD,2 Patricia Lester, MD1

1 Division of Population Behavioral Health, Nathanson Family Resilience Center, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; 2 UCLA Community Physicians & Specialty Care Networks, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Corresponding author: JJeffrey@mednet.ucla.edu

Journal MTM 7:1:9–15, 2018

doi:10.7309/jmtm.7.1.2

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Posted on Mar 31, 2018 in Original Article, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Remote Biochemical Verification of Smoking Abstinence via Mobile-Phone Video Call

Remote Biochemical Verification of Smoking Abstinence via Mobile-Phone Video Call

Sun S. Kim1, Kunsook Bernstein2, Olivia Shim3, Hua Fang4, Sherry McKee5, Douglas Ziedonis6

1University of Massachusetts Boston, College of Nursing and Health Sciences; 2Hunter College City University of New York, School of Nursing; 3Felician College, Department of Education; 4University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Department of Computer and Information Science; University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences; 5Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry; 6University of California San Diego, Department of Psychiatry

Corresponding Author: sun.kim@umb.edu

Journal MTM 7:1:1–8, 2018

doi:10.7309/jmtm.7.1.1

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Posted on Feb 29, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Evolution of E-Health – Mobile Technology and mHealth

Medicine has always been an information intensive field from the first days of practice, when pearls of wisdom were passed along the generations as word of mouth.  Throughout history, informatics has been an integral part of medicine, facilitating the storage and accession of vast amounts of data.   This has come to the culmination of present day medical practice, which is built on the foundations of Electronic-Health (E-Health).  New information is rapidly disseminated through electronic access to medical journals and other relevant sources of information. Patient data is increasingly stored electronically, and reference information including textbooks are stored electronically in websites.  The E-Health revolution digitized the world, and medicine has benefited immensely.  Whilst having this information available electronically has numerous benefits, the delivery of this information to medical staff has been less than ideal, requiring doctors to be tied down to devices such as immobile desktop computers.  The next stage in digital informatics is to gain rapid access in both storing and creating material in a convenient manner; and smartphones have been an instrumental tool in this evolution.

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